We got a Velox 5050 at the start of this season and so we are still learning how to use it. So far so good! It has in fact revolutionized how we build robots. Because we are still learning (and we got a plastics sponsor discount) we are mainly cutting polycarbonate.
When drilling, the chips come off as a constant thin stream and tend to wrap around the drill. This doesn’t really affect anything other than sometimes, when the chips melt into a very hard chunk, ugly rings around the drilled holes where the chunk ran into the stock. Currently running 10 ipm and 8k rpm for a 0.201 drill. Any tips on how to stop this feeds and speeds wise? Thanks!